Definition of Comeback

1. Noun. A quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one). "It brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"

Exact synonyms: Counter, Rejoinder, Replication, Retort, Return, Riposte
Specialized synonyms: Back Talk, Backtalk, Lip, Mouth, Sass, Sassing
Generic synonyms: Reply, Response
Derivative terms: Come Back, Counter, Retort, Return, Return, Riposte

2. Noun. Return by a celebrity to some previously successful activity.
Generic synonyms: Reappearance, Return

Definition of Comeback

1. Noun. A return (e.g. to popularity, success, etc.). ¹

2. Noun. A retort or answer. ¹

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Definition of Comeback

1. a return to former prosperity [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Comeback

come under
come unhinged
come unstuck
come up
come up roses
come up smelling like a rose
come up smelling of roses
come up to
come up with
come upon
come what may
come with
comeback (current term)
comeback kid
comeback kids

Literary usage of Comeback

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. At Home in the Water: Swimming, Diving, Life Saving, Water Sports, Natatoriums by George Hebden Corsan (1910)
"... This is the king of all dives, no feat being impossible to one who can perform the comeback dive well. A springboard two feet from the water, ..."

2. The Queen V. Palmer: Verbatim Report of the Trial of William Palmer at the by William Palmer, Angelo Bennett, Great Britain Central Criminal Court (1856)
"To comeback to the human subject: what length of time, with the knowledge that vou have derived from the cases that you have collected, does the poison ..."

3. Waiter, There's a Horse in My Wine: A Treasury of Entertainment, Exploration by Jennifer "Chotzi" Rosen (2005)
"Triumphant comeback for wine snob New York, NY: A gruesome swirling accident, followed by multiple carpal tunnel and pinkie surgeries couldn't keep him down ..."

4. Folk-tales of Andros Island, Bahamas by Elsie Worthington Clews Parsons (1918)
"comeback, ^ Chu-ba! Sing,sing, Chub,.. Chu-ba, Chu-ba! comeback, Chu-ba! Well, he ketch dese fish. All de people use to come up on dat city an' buy fishes ..."

5. The Art of Attack: Being a Study in the Development of Weapons and by Henry Swainson Cowper (1906)
"But these are fancy and \ \ probably generally " flukey " shots, and have ', \ nothing to do either with the use of the comeback or the objects for which it ..."

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